Esmond Birnie and Allen Sleith both seek to apply their faith to all areas of life, including economics. However, on this issue they come to different conclusions.

This evening was not a debate, to see ‘who wins’, but a conversation to explore and learn. Allen and Esmond talked about how their faith, and their reading of scripture, influenced how they approached this question. The audience then joined in what proved to be a lively discussion!

Esmond Birnie is Chief Economist for PWC in Northern Ireland.
Allen Sleith is minister of Regent Street Presbyterian Church.

Unfortunately, due to technical problems, we were not able to record the first few minutes of the discussion, so a small part of Allen’s introduction is missing.